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| Grinnell is severely underrated. With an endowment of 1.5 billion, and Warren Buffet as a trustee, money is no object here. There is a new athletic center, science building, arts building, four new dorms, and a glorius new campus center, all built within the past five years. Professors are overpaid, and given incentives to get themselves published, so they're top notch and motivated. My professors for next semester have PhD's from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and U Chicago. This also means we have a great reputation with graduate schools. Grinnell is the place to be if you're looking to prepare for, and get into medical school or law school. If you're not looking to do graduate work, Grinnell is probably not for you. Location is a concern, but there is so much going on all the time, that you'd never realize you're surrounded by cornfields. Nerf wars, weekly themed parties, concerts (Mucca Pazza, a 27 person punk rock marching band, performed this past weekend), plays, "study breaks," lectures (we fly people in from around the world), etc. I should warn you: Grinnell's curriculum is as demanding as it gets. However, we do cut loose on the weekend. Come here expecting to work hard and play hard.If you're considering going liberal arts, Grinnell ought to be at the top of your list. No other school can match the experience you'll get here. That's something US and World Report and their silly ratings can't quantify. |
|Nov 22 2006|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2010 |
| Grinnell is an excellent place to be if you are looking for a few years in a quiet town to really focus on your studies. The college has an endowment of nearly $1.3 billion, which means there is constantly entertainment on campus. The lack of GE requirements makes it possible to pursue a variety of interests without neglecting your major. |
|Nov 04 2005|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| Outstanding experience. Students are all intelligent but mostly not intimidatingly brilliant. Regardless of whether your ACT score is 28 or 36, you WILL challenge yourself here.|
You will also have a good time. For those who think there is nothing to do socially, you have to ask: There are 1400 people my same age (roughly) within a square mile of me; how can I NOT have something to do?
You will find a diverse student body--particularly socioeconomically--that is friendly, helpful, and down-to-earth. The same adjectives describe the faculty.Grinnell is a very unique place, and it will continue to grow in quality and reputation as the endowment is put to work. Grinnell's newest class is its most brilliant ever, and that will be a trend.
|Nov 06 2004|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2007 |